About This Chapter
About the PSAT Test - Chapter Summary
Our PSAT Reading chapter has been designed especially for high school students and is taught by an experienced and knowledgeable teacher. The purpose of the chapter is to help you answer the critical reading questions on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). Each easy-to-follow video covers an important part of the reading section. For example, your instructor will:
- Explain how the questions will appear on the test
- Talk about how much time you'll have to complete them
- Give you an idea of how difficult the questions might be
- Show you how to prepare to answer the questions
Our PSAT Reading chapter can provide you with an easy and stress-free way to get ready for the PSAT. After you've finished watching the lesson, check out the chapter quiz, which can help you see how well you absorbed the information in the videos.
As developed by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the purpose of the PSAT is to help you get ready for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The PSAT consists of five timed sections, including critical reading, and takes place over two hours and ten minutes. Advantages to taking the PSAT include access to college and career resources, like National Merit scholarship programs. Our PSAT Reading lessons have several objectives, including:
- Providing you with a bird's-eye view of the test
- Helping you understand how the test is set up and timed
- Helping you understand how your test will be scored
- Providing you with some reading test strategies
The 47 questions of the reading portion of the PSAT must be finished in 60 minutes.
1. The Structure of the PSAT Reading Section
Get a helpful preview of the structure of the reading test on the new PSAT: what kind of passages and questions you'll see, what the section structure is like, and how to approach it strategically to maximize your score.
2. PSAT Reading Section: Test Taking Strategies
Are you ready to ace the PSAT Reading Test? Bone up on strategy first and then learn where to find the easy questions, how to manage your time, and the 3-step approach for avoiding trap answers.
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Other chapters within the PSAT Prep: Practice & Study Guide course
- PSAT: About the Test
- PSAT Writing: About the Writing & Language Test
- PSAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure
- PSAT Writing Usage & Punctuation
- Word Use & Expressions in Writing
- Argument & Evidence Analysis in Writing
- PSAT Reading: Reading Passages
- PSAT Reading: Understanding Reading Passages
- PSAT Reading: Interpretation & Analysis of Text
- Analyzing Data & Graphs in a Reading Passage
- PSAT Reading: Literary Terms
- Important U.S. Documents & Speeches
- Analyzing Words in Context while Reading
- PSAT Math: About the Math Test
- PSAT Math: Numbers and Operations
- PSAT Math: Equations and Expressions
- PSAT Math: Quadratic Equations
- PSAT Math: Exponents
- PSAT Math: Rational Equations and Expressions
- PSAT Math: Inequalities
- PSAT Math: Functions
- PSAT Math: Ratios, Rates & Proportion
- PSAT Math: Geometry and Measurement
- PSAT Math: Triangles & Trigonometric Ratios
- PSAT Math: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability